Friday, Oct. 13 Film Showing: Favela Rising
How music and dance fueled a movement
Friday, Oct. 13,
2295 Adam Clayton Powell
(At 135th St.)
Take the 2/3 or B/C to 135th
$5 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds
FAVELA RISING documents a man and a movement, a city divided and a favela united. Haunted by the murders of his family and many of his friends, Anderson Sá is a former drug-trafficker who turns social revolutionary in Rio de Janeiro’s most feared slum. Through hip-hop music, the rhythms of the street, and Afro-Brazilian dance he rallies his community to counteract the violent oppression enforced by teenage drug armies and sustained by corrupt police.
Favela Rising has received 24 national and international film festival awards! Come see it this Friday!